Latest Voter registration News

Complaint could make up to 234K Wisconsin voters ineligible

Oct. 16, 2019 3:52 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — More than a quarter-million voters in Wisconsin identified as having moved could be made ineligible to vote before next year's presidential primary election if a complaint filed Wednesday by a conservative law firm is successful. The Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty argues that...

Illinois' automatic voter registration delays worry experts

Oct. 12, 2019 10:47 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois' top leaders trumpeted the benefits of automatic voter registration when signing a bipartisan plan in 2017 to change how the state finds and signs up eligible but unregistered voters: more civic participation, fewer barriers to the ballot box and modernized systems. But Illinois...

Federal judge weighs felon voting rights in Florida

Oct. 8, 2019 5:50 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge urged voter advocates and Florida officials Tuesday to resolve their dispute over the rights of felons to regain the vote, as he decides whether to temporarily block a state law requiring ex-prisoners to settle outstanding fines and other legal obligations before...

The Latest: California official rejects lawsuit claims

Oct. 1, 2019 5:13 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a GOP attorney's lawsuit against California for alleged voter violations (all times local): 2:10 p.m. California's Secretary of State Alex Padilla has dismissed claims made in a lawsuit filed by a Republican attorney alleging that he is failing to verify the citizenship...

GOP attorney sues California for alleged voter violations

Oct. 1, 2019 4:23 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Republican lawyer who has waged lawsuits on behalf of the Trump administration sued the state of California and its Department of Motor Vehicles Tuesday, saying the agency is failing to verify citizenship for voter registration. A federal lawsuit filed by attorney Harmeet Dhillon...

GOP, Trump launch campus effort to register, mobilize voters

Sep. 23, 2019 8:33 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Republican National Committee is putting a college twist on its grassroots voter registration efforts, seeking to mobilize President Donald Trump's supporters. The "Make Campus Great Again" initiative is offering dozens of participants training and free pizza, plus swag like...

Don't vote? The Trump campaign would like a word with you

Sep. 14, 2019 8:04 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Ashley Arentz is a political unicorn. The 28-year-old Marine from Jacksonville, North Carolina, didn't vote in 2016, and she wasn't even registered to vote in the state. But there she was on Monday, standing in line for hours in the 90-degree heat waiting to enter President Donald...

Judge blocks Tennessee voter signup penalties, citing harm

Sep. 12, 2019 2:19 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge has blocked Tennessee's new restrictions for registering voters from taking effect on Oct. 1, saying Thursday that any benefit of the law won't likely outweigh its potential harm. The ruling, for now, sets aside a law that goes beyond other states by fining groups...

Judge: New voter signup penalties create 'chilling effect'

Sep. 9, 2019 9:29 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday sternly criticized Tennessee's new restrictions for signing up voters and refused to dismiss a legal challenge against the new law set to take effect in October. While acknowledging that no one involved in the case wants county election commissions to lack...

Voter registration groups join call to block Tennessee law

Sep. 2, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Seven groups that conduct voter registration drives have asked a federal judge to stop a new Tennessee law that threatens them with fines and criminal prosecution for failing to comply with a slew of new regulations. The motion for a preliminary injunction, filed Friday in U.S....